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Amazon threatens to sue major pharmacy player if it prevents PillPack from tapping patient drug data

PillPack co-founders TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen. Just over a year after buying online pharmacy PillPack for $ 753 million, Amazon is engaged in a bitter battle with an incumbent player in the pharmacy industry, which sources tell CNBC is working behind the scenes to prevent the company from accessing important patient data. PillPack’s pharmacy… Read More »

Deaths Of Despair From Drugs, Alcohol And Suicide Have Reached A Record High, Warns New Report

Getty Getty Deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicides have hit a record high, according to a new report that analyzed state-by-state statistics from 2005 to 2017. Drug-overdose deaths accounted for the largest national increase at 115%, with the sharpest jump beginning around 2013, mainly from opioid overdoses. Deaths from alcohol and suicide increased by 37%… Read More »

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. [UPDATED at 2:55 p.m. ET] Happy Friday! I come bearing a medical ethical quandary for you to mull as you head into your weekend. Stumped mid-surgery,… Read More »